Wild DFW: Ned Fritz Day walk
Wild DFW: Ned Fritz Day walk

08oct2:00 pm4:00 pmWild DFW: Ned Fritz Day walk

Event Details

Oct. 8 Sun at 2 to 4 pm (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail

7000 Bexar St, Dallas, TX 75215

Attendance is limited; please register to reserve a spot.

Forty years ago, acting Governor Lloyd Doggett decreed Sept. 24, 1983 to be Ned Fritz Day. The citation heralds Ned’s work in thwarting the Trinity barge canal, fighting against clearcutting of forests, and work establishing public park lands. The team at Ned Fritz Legacy insists now that it be celebrated every year. No better way to honor Ned than a walk in the woods.

Come walk the soft-surface (natural) trail segments of the Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail to the Trinity River. The Legacy team of Kristi Kerr Leonard and Amy Martin will be joined by Eileen McKee and Michael McKee, the Fritz’s daughter and grandson (tentative).

Along the 2.5 mile round-trip, view the 2nd Saturday workday team’s habitat restoration efforts. Join their efforts.

This amble recreates the trail’s chapter in Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth (Timber Press). The hike, one of the book’s 25 adventure narratives, was taken in spring with Leonard, Martin, and Eileen McKee to experience the Texas buckeye blooms.